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The Nation

Hundreds of rioting students in St. Cloud, Minn., burned furniture and clashed with police in a second night of homecoming weekend violence that resulted in 50 arrests on misdemeanor charges by officers clad in riot gear, police said. At least six people, including a police officer and a person found in a trash carrier, were treated at a hospital for minor injuries, hospital nursing supervisor Patricia Anderson said. As many as 1,500 people, including many St. Cloud State University students, were involved in the rioting in a four-block area, police said. Students set off firecrackers and some played the Beatles’ song “Revolution” on a stereo as police swept through the crowd, estimated at 700. The riots broke out in the midst of homecoming celebrations by the school’s 16,400 students.


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